Celebrating UN Day with a Difference with Hilton Special School
SUVA, 24 October, 2013 – UN agencies in Fiji celebrated UN day with Hilton Special School in Suva.
“UN day falls on October 24 every year. In previous years, the UN has commemorated this special day by bringing visibility to our contributions and partnerships here in Fiji and across the Pacific. This year we chose to do something a bit different. On this day of celebration UN staff wanted to take concrete action to help others in the spirit of UN values and principles that are core to our work – that’s where Hilton Special School came in” said the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Osnat Lubrani.
Hilton Special School has a School Beautification Program and UN staff helped with the cleaning of the school compound which included cutting of grass and raking the yard, digging of vegetable gardens and conducting a quiz with the students.
The programme began at 10am and ended at 1pm.
About the United Nations
The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945 after the Second World War by 51 countries committed to maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights. In the Pacific, there are three Sub-regional Offices in the Pacific located in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa, led by UN Resident Coordinators who are representatives of the UN Secretary General in country. The UN Office in Fiji covers 10 Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the Samoa Office covers four and Papua New Guinea has its own office. The UN supports the achievement of national development goals as reflected in the Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals, and to assist governments to respond to emergencies and national security issues.
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